Lack of action on roads only makes problem worse

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s lawmakers were called back into session on Monday to tackle business they couldn’t accomplish in the legislature’s regular session that ended in March – build and approve a budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

As they grapple to close a $270 million gap staring at them, there’s no hope that any progress will be made on one of the biggest issues facing this state, one that gained no significant attention in that earlier session. And that’s figuring out a way to plug in more money for fixing the state’s deteriorating roads.

Meanwhile, the consequences of doing little on that particular problem continues to take a toll in various ways.

Just ask motorists…

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